|Indoor Cricket World Cup
At the exceptionally young age of 13, Anuj Dal, a satsangi from Nottingham, UK, was selected to represent England U16s in the Indoor Cricket World Cup. This tournament was held in October 2009 in Brisbane, Australia with participation from Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Wales.
Anuj is an exceptionally talented young cricketer and has been playing and captaining his age group team at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club since the age of 11. He has also been playing indoor cricket, the shortest and fastest format of the game, since he was 8 years old.
Anuj was the youngest player not only within the England squad but also in the tournament. He bestowed the honour of ‘flag bearer’ for England by Team England; this meant Anuj had the opportunity of going on stage at the tournament’s opening ceremony as England’s representative and be in the company of other country representatives as their respective National Anthems were played. This was a tremendous respect given to a young Indian boy in England colours.
Anuj’s performance at the tournament was again exceptional as he topped the performance tables within his own England U16 squad. He won admiration for his skills and gamesmanship from coaches of Australia and South Africa and won many plaudits from the opposition players.
Anuj was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England but now lives in Nottingham. He takes an active interest in the Satsang’s activities at the Nottingham Mandir and received blessings from P. Doctor Swami prior to his departure for the tournament.